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by meecrob
Mon Jul 22, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: American kids would much rather be YouTubers than astronauts
Replies: 23
Views: 599

Re: American kids would much rather be YouTubers than astronauts

This survey seems to me to actually indicate which of the aforementioned professions have the most exposure to the participants, not what they actually want to be when they grow up. What do most kids do on a daily basis? Go to school, watch youtube, listen to music and watch sports. As far as the di...

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by meecrob
Sun Jun 23, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Stratolaunch Discussion Thread
Replies: 276
Views: 67474

Re: Stratolaunch Discussion Thread

The final nail in the coffin was literally the final nail going into Paul Allen's actual coffin. It was his pet project. Slapping a linear aerospike engine onto a cylindrical rocket designed for 9 engines sounds to me like how to turn a successful design into another Stratolaunch-type failed concept.

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by meecrob
Tue May 28, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Sukhoi SU-57
Replies: 120
Views: 21530

Re: Sukhoi SU-57

I don't believe they apply the RAM for all training missions as it is time consuming and without it, enemies cannot accurately predict it's combat RCS. Have any of you seen any LO aircraft in combat config, as opposed to Air show config?

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by meecrob
Mon May 20, 2019 1:24 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Hand flying commercial jets - routes
Replies: 38
Views: 4944

Re: Hand flying commercial jets - routes

You’d really cancel for a deferred autopilot? How hard is it to hand fly? Like I said, I’ve done two Atlantic crossings in C-5 and six on non-autopilot-equipped fighters. Do a 7.8 with 7 refuelings or a 10.2 with three ARs. Actually, RVSM made it easier to hand fly—you had to stay below F285 and mu...

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by meecrob
Mon May 20, 2019 1:09 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Sukhoi SU-57
Replies: 120
Views: 21530

Re: Sukhoi SU-57

To expand on what Dutchy said, there is an engineering saying that (to paraphrase) is: it takes 50% of your time, money and resources to develop a project from 0 to 90% completion, and another 50% of time, money and resources to go the extra 10%. Its why a Corvette is $100,000 and a Ferarri is $1,00...

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by meecrob
Thu May 16, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why do people believe the Earth is flat?
Replies: 58
Views: 5686

Re: Why do people believe the Earth is flat?

Good point! How exactly would 'night' occur in the first place? Someone pulls the night light switch? Or does the disk flip away from the Sun? ...and if the Sun is 6000 miles away, the moon what? 600 miles away? And where is Mercury and Venus? And is Jupiter flat as well??? BN747 No, they readily a...

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by meecrob
Thu May 16, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why do people believe the Earth is flat?
Replies: 58
Views: 5686

Re: Why do people believe the Earth is flat?

I brought up Eratosthenes' experiment to a flat earther I know and his response was, "The sun is much closer than we are told." :roll: Ah yes, the 6,000 mile away sun, rotating above the flat Earth, illuminating it like a desk lamp. The biggest issue I have with FEers is they don’t use th...

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by meecrob
Fri Apr 26, 2019 6:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 16 Men- Cop, teacher, others accused of Reeling in Teens for Sex
Replies: 17
Views: 1543

Re: 16 Men- Cop, teacher, others accused of Reeling in Teens for Sex

johns624 wrote:
What teenagers do with each other and what they do with much older authority figures are two entirely different things.


Thank you!

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by meecrob
Fri Apr 26, 2019 6:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 16 Men- Cop, teacher, others accused of Reeling in Teens for Sex
Replies: 17
Views: 1543

Re: 16 Men- Cop, teacher, others accused of Reeling in Teens for Sex

I think most people would agree 16 and 17 are young adults (and able to consent) and 15 year olds are still small children. Even the officer quoted in the article agrees ("vulnerable children"). Nobody in their right mind would ever consider somebody who is 17 a "vulnerable child&quo...

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by meecrob
Thu Apr 25, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 16 Men- Cop, teacher, others accused of Reeling in Teens for Sex
Replies: 17
Views: 1543

Re: 16 Men- Cop, teacher, others accused of Reeling in Teens for Sex

If they waited till they were 16 it would have been perfectly ok. If you aren't pulling my leg, then I disagree...Not illegal doesn't mean they didn't abuse their position of authority or perceived authority (due to age gap with the victims), which is really the heart of the issue...but I think I j...

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by meecrob
Thu Apr 25, 2019 6:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Doping in sports
Replies: 20
Views: 3348

Re: Doping in sports

Like I said, your original comment implies that taking drugs gets you the benefits without the work. Maybe your statement was just open to misinterpretation, but it's a very very common misconception. Either ways, good on you for staying clear of it. I'm not going anywhere near it myself. This is i...

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by meecrob
Thu Apr 25, 2019 5:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 16 Men- Cop, teacher, others accused of Reeling in Teens for Sex
Replies: 17
Views: 1543

Re: 16 Men- Cop, teacher, others accused of Reeling in Teens for Sex

If they waited till they were 16 it would have been perfectly ok. If you aren't pulling my leg, then I disagree...Not illegal doesn't mean they didn't abuse their position of authority or perceived authority (due to age gap with the victims), which is really the heart of the issue...but I think I j...

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by meecrob
Wed Apr 24, 2019 5:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Marking tires for parking-time enforcement ruled unconstitutional
Replies: 31
Views: 2040

Re: Marking tires for parking-time enforcement ruled unconstitutional

So, let me get this straight. Alison got 15 parking tickets in 3 years? Sounds to me like Alison needs to take responsibility for her actions and stop blaming others. She's the one who left her car parked in spots for longer than the allotted time period for those spots. If she didn't want to get p...

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by meecrob
Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump wants Boeing to rebrand 737MAX
Replies: 82
Views: 8936

Re: Trump wants Boeing to rebrand 737MAX

As such a great businessman, has Trump considered the cost of even reprinting the CofA with a different name? It can't be inexpensive to to literally reprint everything to reflect a re-brand. The associated costs with distribution of flight manuals, etc. But on the other hand, Boeing might have to d...

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by meecrob
Mon Apr 08, 2019 6:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Arithmetic and the undefined...
Replies: 26
Views: 2125

Re: Arithmetic and the undefined...

Airstud wrote:
einsteinboricua wrote:
trpmb6 wrote:

9

Watch how some folks say it's 1.


Well it is 1, pursuant to PEMDAS.

Multiplication before division.


I'd submit that the reason it is 9 is because 6/2 is one number. Six halves, not six divided by two. You can say 3 or 6/2 or 9/3 interchangeably.

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by meecrob
Mon Apr 08, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pushback by men, pushback manually
Replies: 30
Views: 5578

Re: Pushback by men, pushback manually

I'm no engineer, haven't done the math, but wouldn't pushing down on the spar of the H stab...I want to repeat that, the SPAR...not ribs or skin...Wouldn't the force required to lift the nosewheel not exceed what the H stab was designed for? I'm not trying to sound snarky. I was taught this was an ...

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by meecrob
Sun Apr 07, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pushback by men, pushback manually
Replies: 30
Views: 5578

Re: Pushback by men, pushback manually

I'm no engineer, haven't done the math, but wouldn't pushing down on the spar of the H stab...I want to repeat that, the SPAR...not ribs or skin...Wouldn't the force required to lift the nosewheel not exceed what the H stab was designed for? I'm not trying to sound snarky. I was taught this was an a...

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by meecrob
Sun Apr 07, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Best and Worst film adaptation of a book
Replies: 70
Views: 4709

Re: Best and Worst film adaptation of a book

Honorable mention (for Worst Adaptation): Sphere by Michael Crichton Now I'm intrigued- I read the book and hated it, I felt the ending was a huge copout, so I had less than no interest in seeing the film. How is the film different from the book? Welcome to Michael Chrichton. He creates an amazing ...

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by meecrob
Tue Apr 02, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Out of Curiosity: Two Different Engines on Same Airframe Safer?
Replies: 24
Views: 3222

Re: Out of Curiosity: Two Different Engines on Same Airframe Safer?

It's one thing for the captain to have the fish while the first officer eats the chicken; taking a shotgun approach to aircraft safety by trying to spread the odds of failures between a smattering of different accessories, equipment, etc, is more like guesswork, than science. A great deal of effort...

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by meecrob
Tue Apr 02, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Electric nose wheels
Replies: 49
Views: 2874

Re: Electric nose wheels

Here some informations about the Electric Taxiing project developped by Safran (the objective is an EiS by 2022). https://www.safran-landing-systems.com/sites/nmbd/files/electric_taxiing_by_safran_presentation_1.pdf Electrical motors are constantly improved and the mass/power ratio is more competit...

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by meecrob
Mon Apr 01, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: India conducts successful Anti Satellite Missile test
Replies: 21
Views: 1962

Re: India conducts successful Anti Satellite Missile test

Edited To Add: ASAT missiles should be outlawed. " That international treaty is coming soon and that is why India had to conduct this test now, to get itself a seat in the table. India doesn't want to be left out here like the NSG. When put in those terms, this test makes more sense. I should ...

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by meecrob
Mon Apr 01, 2019 5:14 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Are there AoA sensors made of tubular spirit levels?
Replies: 34
Views: 2313

Re: Are there AoA sensors made of tubular spirit levels?

I'd love to be corrected if I'm wrong, but I don't believe windshear refers to a direction (I.E. vertical) and more to a phenomenon of passing from one airmass to another that has different winds. So for instance if you have a plane stabilized in any stage of flight...lets say cruise to keep it out ...

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by meecrob
Sat Mar 30, 2019 5:25 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: India conducts successful Anti Satellite Missile test
Replies: 21
Views: 1962

Re: India conducts successful Anti Satellite Missile test

ASAT missiles should only be a stepping stone. The better option would be to neutralize the satellite via direct energy weapon without increasing the amount of debris by causing the satellite to break-up. One big chunk is better than a million little chunks. bt Satellites arent that big. Wouldn't t...

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by meecrob
Mon Mar 25, 2019 7:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Egg Boi
Replies: 42
Views: 3267

Re: Egg Boi

I disagree with you wholeheartedly on this issue, but I feel when you break it right down, we are on the same page so I'm delighted to see your reply. Having been a 17 year old, I know there are things I deserved to be smacked for...probably most 17 year olds as well.

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by meecrob
Sun Mar 24, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Egg Boi
Replies: 42
Views: 3267

Re: Egg Boi

Do unto others as you would have others do unto you. Tugg If I'm ever a xenophobic racist in a position with political power, I'd damn well hope someone would hit me with an egg to let me know. And if you are just expressing your views that all people are equal and we need to learn to accept one an...

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by meecrob
Sun Mar 24, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Egg Boi
Replies: 42
Views: 3267

Re: Egg Boi

Tugger wrote:
Do unto others as you would have others do unto you.
Tugg


If I'm ever a xenophobic racist in a position with political power, I'd damn well hope someone would hit me with an egg to let me know.

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by meecrob
Sat Mar 02, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bought a new monitor...now what?
Replies: 29
Views: 2040

Re: Bought a new monitor...now what?

or get a new computer and put your current hard drive in the new computer (better value but more expensive). . To get to the data that is fine, booting from it will result in a crash. Best regards Thomas Sorry, it didn't cross my mind someone would buy a new computer, throw away the new hard drive ...

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by meecrob
Sat Mar 02, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bought a new monitor...now what?
Replies: 29
Views: 2040

Re: Bought a new monitor...now what?

If the monitor aren't displaying anything no matter what sort of input it get, and it multiple mouses and.monitors have been tried, then wouldn't the most usual problem be in the computer itself? Is there any power light on what you call the "CPU"? Do you any sound of fans operating in it...

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by meecrob
Sat Mar 02, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bought a new monitor...now what?
Replies: 29
Views: 2040

Re: Bought a new monitor...now what?

If you have tried two monitors with the same result, the problem is probably with your video card or your VGA cable if you used the same one with both monitors. Or most likely: Channex757's advice. If their advice doesn't work, see if you can borrow a VGA cable from a friend or something...failing t...

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by meecrob
Fri Mar 01, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: С-70 russian UAV
Replies: 26
Views: 2896

Re: С-70 russian UAV

Yes, and very funny to listen to your statements about the "superiority of the US" in light of the fact that the development of the F-35 was used by the Soviet development programme of the YAK-141. Sorry for the double post, but this is factually incorrect. If you want to be taken serious...

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by meecrob
Fri Mar 01, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: С-70 russian UAV
Replies: 26
Views: 2896

Re: С-70 russian UAV

Yes, and very funny to listen to your statements about the "superiority of the US" in light of the fact that the development of the F-35 was used by the Soviet development programme of the YAK-141. Sorry for the double post, but this is factually incorrect. If you want to be taken serious...

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by meecrob
Fri Mar 01, 2019 6:29 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: С-70 russian UAV
Replies: 26
Views: 2896

Re: С-70 russian UAV

Several times more effective on spending for defense? You have ZERO 5th gen fighters operational. Given how 2 upgraded MiG-21s just bested 6 F-16s (and apparently even some sort of Block 52 standard), the value of the "generation" concept is questionable. I think your statement should rea...

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by meecrob
Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What’s something you remember that if you told a younger person they wouldn’t understand?
Replies: 221
Views: 18753

Re: What’s something you remember that if you told a younger person they wouldn’t understand?

https://i.pinimg.com/originals/4d/9e/b4/4d9eb49ef008f35cbf00b2c351cff2e0.jpg No younger person will ever know the urge to sneak to the projector while in use and turn it upside down on the floor to see if it will work just like a motorcycle. They got rid of them by the time I was tall enough to rea...

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by meecrob
Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: C-130J at London City
Replies: 15
Views: 6278

Re: C-130J at London City

Shhhhhh, eicvd. The NIMBYs might hear you!

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by meecrob
Fri Nov 30, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How do single props steer?
Replies: 10
Views: 1574

Re: How do single props steer?

You can see the rudders on the back of the floats here. Thank you. I definitely can see them. :-) As for steering on the ground, that is accomplished with differential braking of the left and right main gear if not equipped with nosewheel steering. So easy! Why didn't I think about that! Do you hap...

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by meecrob
Fri Nov 30, 2018 2:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: GM Cutting Jobs, Models and Plants
Replies: 189
Views: 7325

Re: GM Cutting Jobs, Models and Plants

I find a very strong bias of current and ex union employees to act superior to their contemporaries when things are good, but cry the blues when things go bad. Can't they just be happy they made $30/hr for 30 years doing something unskilled with only high school education...plus they have a pension!...

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by meecrob
Thu Nov 29, 2018 11:51 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How do single props steer?
Replies: 10
Views: 1574

Re: How do single props steer?

As for steering on the ground, that is accomplished with differential braking of the left and right main gear if not equipped with nosewheel steering.

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by meecrob
Mon Nov 19, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lost Argentine sub ARA San Juan found!
Replies: 36
Views: 2639

Re: Lost Argentine sub ARA San Juan found!

To echo what others are saying, cutting a vessel in half and re-assembling it (IF done correctly) will result in a weight penalty as opposed to reduced structural integrity. Welding/fastening steel is well understood and the calculations are straightforward. Of course we are all human, and mistakes ...

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by meecrob
Sun Nov 18, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: B-21 Raider Question on crosswind landings
Replies: 6
Views: 2378

Re: B-21 Raider Question on crosswind landings

It seems to my amateur mind that lacking vertical airfoils would be a benefit in crosswind situations due to the fact the crosswind has less surface area to impart force to the airframe. Even if I am wrong in my assumption, the split rudders need to have a certain force for engine out situations...t...

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by meecrob
Mon Nov 12, 2018 6:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Words in your language that mean completely different/gross/disgusting things in another
Replies: 67
Views: 7889

Re: Words in your language that mean completely different/gross/disgusting things in another

A co-worker of mine from Colombia mashes English and Spanish up, so he calls a fire extinguisher a fire extintor. When combined with his accent, it sounds like "fiery sphincter." I think he does it on purpose just to mess with people. I know I would.

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by meecrob
Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: 2 Antonovs collide in Sudan
Replies: 15
Views: 3746

Re: 2 Antonovs collide in Sudan

Wow, it looks like the plane itself was trying to go around and the pilot wouldn't let it!

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by meecrob
Thu Oct 04, 2018 11:21 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: 2 Antonovs collide in Sudan
Replies: 15
Views: 3746

Re: 2 Antonovs collide in Sudan

It's really stupid pilots and ATC Q Case closed, everyone involved is just too inept at their jobs. Seriously, man. Look at the rate of planes rear ending eachother on the runway since planes were literally invented...Its not a common occurrence. This leads me to believe there is something that hap...

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by meecrob
Thu Oct 04, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: 2 Antonovs collide in Sudan
Replies: 15
Views: 3746

Re: 2 Antonovs collide in Sudan

It's really stupid pilots and ATC Q Case closed, everyone involved is just too inept at their jobs. Seriously, man. Look at the rate of planes rear ending eachother on the runway since planes were literally invented...Its not a common occurrence. This leads me to believe there is something that hap...

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by meecrob
Sat Sep 08, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct AC/DC song
Replies: 21
Views: 1063

Re: The correct AC/DC song

The one where the guy sings like a girl.

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by meecrob
Sat Sep 08, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cop walks into wrong apartment and kills neighbor
Replies: 99
Views: 4771

Re: Cop walks into wrong apartment and kills neighbor

"Then the door is suddenly opened by a person you do not know." "and a strange man answers 'her' door." Yeah. Hi. See, when there's someone at the door of a residence, a criminal intruder illegally in that residence does not open said door. This is the sort of thing even the lam...

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by meecrob
Thu Sep 06, 2018 11:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I have autism and need some help.
Replies: 27
Views: 2000

Re: I have autism and need some help.

I'll just toss this out there...Do the opposite of what anybody on this forum tells you to do. As a whole, plane nerds are not high on the social ladder. On a more serious note, people without Aspergers go through the exact same thing. My best advice is to chat with as many people as you can. You wi...

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by meecrob
Sat Aug 25, 2018 6:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The last time you looked at someone with incredulity
Replies: 39
Views: 1515

Re: The last time you looked at someone with incredulity

Everyday when I use the new traffic circles near my home. YES! If you are already in the roundabout and I am entering it, I have to yield to you. Stop stopping for me! I was in Casablanca the other day and there, the one with the loudest klaxon has priority. Haha, nice one! Thankfully it only gets ...

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by meecrob
Thu Aug 23, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct potato chip flavor
Replies: 50
Views: 2636

Re: The correct potato chip flavor

Sorry, a bit off topic, but there is no current correct flavour in my neck of the woods. It seems that due to the semi-recent health craze, all manufacturers put a sprinkling of colour rather than flavour.They all taste like regular. If I wanted to be healthy, I would not be eating chips. My decade ...

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by meecrob
Thu Aug 23, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The last time you looked at someone with incredulity
Replies: 39
Views: 1515

Re: The last time you looked at someone with incredulity

WarRI1 wrote:
Everyday when I use the new traffic circles near my home.


YES! If you are already in the roundabout and I am entering it, I have to yield to you. Stop stopping for me!

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by meecrob
Thu Aug 23, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: I can't be a pilot.
Replies: 40
Views: 4224

Re: I can't be a pilot.

I didn't even look at girls since all I thought about was planes There's your problem right there. It doesn't have to be women, but its not healthy to obsess over something too much, you are just going through withdrawal right now. I think you mentioned you are 19. I'm 34 and I hate to sound like a...

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